Falls, Slips, and Trips – The 3rd Leading Cause of Injury in Manufacturing
Once again, we are looking at the top causes of injury in the Manufacturing workplace. And coming in at number 3, or 20% overall, is the combination of falls, slips, and trips.
And the injury to your workers is costing you, the employer, a lot of money every year. Put together the costs of workers’ compensation insurance rates, medical bills, lost time, finding and training temporary replacements, and so on.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, falling on the same level by tripping or slipping is where the majority of the hazards lie. The good news is that so many of the falls, slips, or trips can be prevented. And prevention is a lot more cost-effective.
As an employer, what can you do? A few tips:
Assess the hazards in your environment
Keep floors clean and dry
Require the proper footwear for your facility
Remove obstacles from floors
Clearly mark uneven surfaces
Maintain adequate lighting
Make it easy for your employees to express any safety concerns they may have
And give The Xcel Group a call to see how we can assist you in making your workers’ safety a top priority.